Motorcycle season is just around the corner, what better time for PennDOT to begin registration for their free motorcycle training classes? There is something for every rider in the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP). Offerings include beginner courses for those who need to become proficient before heading out on the road, as well as more advanced courses for seasoned riders to shake off the rust before a busy motorcycle season.
Basic Rider Courses
There are two basic rider courses, a 15-hour (5 hours in classroom, 10 hours of riding) called BRC, and a six-hour course called BRC2, for more experienced riders to fine tune their riding skills, brush up on the latest safety news, and review motorcycle laws before motorcycle season. BRC students are provided with a motorcycle and a helmet. All riders under 18 must complete the BRC before they can receive their motorcycle license. BRC2 students must provide their own motorcycle and helmet. They are also allowed to carry a passenger during practice on the training course.
Advanced Rider Course (ARC)
Molded from a military training course, the Advanced Rider Course is a one day session. Included in the course are 3.5 hours of classroom lectures and 4.5 hours of advanced riding exercises designed to enhance a rider’s confidence and awareness. They are also required to provide their own motorcycle and helmet. All course participants (BRC/BRC2/ARC) are required to provide their own protective gear (gloves, jacket, pants, boots).
Even A Course For The Trikes
Yes, there is a three-wheel course too. The 3WBRC, or 3-Wheeled Basic Rider Course, is a 12-hour class that includes 3.5 hours of classroom study and 6-8 hours of riding, usually completed in one or two days. Those who pass the 3WBRC are allowed to ride any three-wheeler, but their certification does not transfer to a 2-wheeled motorcycle, as there is a restriction code printed on the rider’s license.
Ride Safe, Arrive Alive
These courses are not just to help riders save money on their insurance premiums (ask your agent about this), but also to help provide a solid foundation of riding skills to keep riders safe. These courses teach riders the confidence they need in hectic traffic, while familiarizing riders with their bike’s characteristics. As motorcycle accident attorneys, we see far too many catastrophic accidents that involve a single rider that simply tried to ride beyond their skill level or beyond the capabilities of their bike.
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